Young Talent Shines at Shepherds

The Shepherd Partnership celebrates its newest Accountant as Sophie Renou, 26, qualifies and becomes an affiliated member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

As the youngest member of the team, Sophie is showing all the signs for a long and fruitful career.  The Shepherd Partnership has keenly supported Sophie with her career development from day-1, when she joined them in a support role.

Sophie with her official qualification certificate
Sophie with her official qualification certificate

Director Adam Dutton comments:

“Sophie joined the firm in 2006 as something of a’ Girl Friday’, helping with admin and reception duties. Before long we enrolled her on the AAT qualification, and then on to the ACCA. She’s achieved good grades across the board and is showing great potential. We’re proud to have such young talent at Shepherd Partnership”.

As well as the ACCA and MAAT (Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians) qualifications, Sophie also has an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business.

She may have an impressive track record already, but her training won’t end here. Sophie intends to start a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting later this year.

Fourth Free Business Seminar Success

The fourth consecutive Business Seminar & Budget Response event was a success once again. Businesses from across Skipton benefited from advice from some of the leading business experts in the area.

The morning-only event included presentations from Growth Accelerator, a unique service led by some of the country’s most successful business growth specialists, and the Business Team from Barclays Bank in Skipton. In addition, the day concluded with a digest from the previous week’s Budget 2014 announcements. Shepherd Partnership Director, Adam Dutton, talked through the key elements of the Budget that are relevant to local small businesses. Here are some photographs from the day:

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Delegates mingle over coffee & breakfast rolls
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Director Alan Webb introduces the seminar
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Adam Dutton summarises the Budget 2014

In addition to the formal presentations there were networking opportunities and complimentary breakfast rolls, tea & coffee.

A big thank you to all our delegates and speakers! See you next year…